Incident Reports

Conflict victims stage protest ahead of govt’s consultations


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

A group of victims of the decade-long armed conflict and their families staged a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu on Monday morning, protesting the government’s plan to consult them about proposed amendments to the transitional justice law. The demonstrators have claimed the consultations will be superficial, intransparent and controlled. 

Staging the protest, the demonstrators said the government was preparing to appoint new officials of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission for Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons based on their political affiliations.

The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs is organising simultaneous consultations in various parts of the country today. The ministry says a consultation lasts for around three hours, but Bhagiram Chaudhary, who led the demonstration, says it is too short.

“This is just a drama and we conclude that the government cannot collect real suggestions of the victims from it,” he claims.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation related to transitional justice and human rights
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media